Taking the ‘Dis’ out of Disability with Dr. Paul Wichansky
Kristin and Chas speak with Dr. Paul about taking the “Dis out of Disability”, bullying, and inspiration!
Dr. Paul in his own words below:
Never let your attitude become a disability.
I was born with cerebral palsy and have a hearing loss.
My family and friends have never allowed me to see these disabilities as “robbing” me of a chance to lead a normal life. Rather, I have worked hard to transform obstacles into unique opportunities for self-improvement and host inspirational programs designed to show my audiences, by example, how they can also do the same.
I am a motivational speaker who hosts interactive programs, in-person or virtual, on the topics of disability awareness, diversity, anti-bullying, and overcoming adversity.
In September 2020, the NJ Senate honored me with this proclamation for sharing my story of leadership and resilience with over 1M+ youth and teens, parents, and educators during an inspiring 40-year speaking career at schools in New Jersey and nationwide.
My school programs help instill in youth the courage and confidence to excel in their studies; treat their peers with respect; develop character and other leadership traits; and be motivated to realize their goals.
University and corporate audiences invest in an engaging conference keynote that introduces students and professionals to a former special needs child who has conquered the effects of cerebral palsy, implemented diversity initiatives at his university, earned a doctorate, and leads a confident and fulfilling life in the face of adversity.
Given that our challenges can be our greatest gifts, I share life insights that have enabled me to find courage and confidence in an exciting journey of self-discovery. My clients learn how to face their adversity with perseverance, optimism, and a “Yes I Can!” attitude.
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